Sometimes one of my friends/lady I work with will give me snipets that she's found in her Christian magazines that she shares with me. A few days ago she gave me one about prayer, we've been talking about "the secret place" and how to get there, and then she finds this, I thought it was really good and wanted to share with you so here you go...
Power in prayer
It's simple: If you don't spend time with God, you are cutting yourself off from His power. David tells us that it is in the secret place of the presence of God that we are protected. When we spend time with the Lord in prayer and in His Word, we are in the secret place. It is a place of peace and security where we can give Him our cares and trust Him to take care of us.
We really need to understand the awesomeness of God's presence and what is available to us as believers. Why in the world would we not want to spend time with God? Even Jesus would get up early in the morning to be alone with God. He knew the value of being in the presence of God.
Just dedicate a portion of your time to spend with God. Try not to be legalistic about it, but do try to be as regular with it as you can. Take time to read the Bible, and any other Christian books that minister to you. Talk to God. Sometimes you may want to listen to Christian music and worship; other times you may just want to sit there and enjoy the silence. Open up your heart and let His presence into your life.